Feb 13, 2011

Teluk Intan Leaning Tower

 Menara Condong, Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia


Teluk Intan (formerly known as Teluk Anson) is a city in Perak, Malaysia. It is the center of Hilir Perak district and the third largest town of Perak state.Although the name means "Diamond Bay", the town is not located near a bay.
It is founded around the oxbow meander of the Perak River, making the town looks like near a bay. The locals believes that in the future, the river’s flow will erode the narrow neck of the land between the loops of the meander and turning the town into an island.

Most of us know the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, you can find in Perak too.Not copy or built purposely to tilt, the Teluk Intan Leaning Tower , a clock tower is built in 1885 by a Chinese, Leong Choon Choong. The pagoda like tower was used to as a covered water tank for the Teluk Intan residents, it was later then used by Japanese as an observation tower during World War II and later a Boy's Scouts' headquarters.


It started to tilt towards Jalan Bandar of about 1.8m between 1889 and 1895. Today, remains as it is, you can hear the chimes from the tower as far 8km twice every 15 minutes. Especially on Wednesday, you will get to see the caretaker who will wind up the clock and doing some maintaining works for the tower.

This is one of the history building that still preserved for our kids to know and learn.

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